Meaning of 捋

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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: To take a handful ; also provides the pronunciation
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to smooth or arrange sth using one's fingers; to stroke
    Chinese Definition:
  • Pinyin: luō
    English Definition: to hold sth long and run one's hand along it
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    捋胳膊 luō bo to push up one's sleeves
    捋臂揎拳 luō xuān quán lit. to push up one's sleeves and bare one's fists; to be eager to get started
    捋虎须 luō lit. to stroke the tiger's whiskers; to do sth very daring
    捋袖子 luō xiù zi to push up one's sleeves
    一胡捋儿 luō r a twinkling; a flash
    More: 捋* | *捋 | *捋*
Example Sentences
I reached over and offered my hand. Oscar sniffed it intently, then stood up to move toward me, allowing me to gently scratch him behind the ears.
As she absent-mindedly smoothes her hair, she talks about yearning for the things she missed.
"How about that, " the postmaster said, stroking his goatee. "You'll be the first.
( She sits down at the big table smoothing out a block with decision . ) I don' t see as it's anything to laugh about .
If, when she embarked on this errand, the words and sentences had been whirling around in her head, they had got themselves in order en route.